Cryptorchidism, pediatricians, and family practitioners: Patterns of practice and referral

Robert E. Steckler, Mark R. Zaontz, Steven J. Skoog, H. Gil Rushton

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Abstract

A multicenter study was undertaken to study cryptorchidism and the timing of orchidopexy. A total of 329 children underwent surgery at a mean age of 4.2 years; 17% of the surgery was performed between 6 and 12 months of age, 25% between 5 and 10 years of age, and 9% during or after puberty. Only 30% of the pediatricians and 14% of the family practitioners recommended orchidopexy between 6 and 12 months of age, and 17% of these referring physicians recommended waiting until 3 to 10 years of age. Improved education is needed if current recommendations for early orchidopexy are to be achieved. (J PEDIATR 1995;127: 948-51).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)948-951
Number of pages4
JournalThe Journal of pediatrics
Volume127
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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